April 1947 calendar

April 1947

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1947.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1947: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1947?


  • 01 Apr 1947 Paul becomes king of Greece, on the death of his childless elder brother, George II.
  • 03 Apr 1947 Barefoot Boy with Cheek opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 performances
  • 04 Apr 1947 Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect
  • 06 Apr 1947 11th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins his second Masters golf tournament, shooting a 281.
  • 08 Apr 1947 Largest recorded sunspots (7,000) observed.
  • 09 Apr 1947 Baseball suspends Brooklyn Dodgers' Leo Durocher for one year.
  • 10 Apr 1947 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball
  • 11 Apr 1947 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in modern major-league baseball
  • 15 Apr 1947 Operations begin at Radio Netherlands World radio.
  • 16 Apr 1947 Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (New York City, New York).
  • 17 Apr 1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit.
  • 18 Apr 1947 Royal Navy detonates 6,800 tons of explosives in an attempt to demolish the fortified island of Heligoland, Germany, thus creating one of the largest man-made non-nuclear explosions in history.
  • 19 Apr 1947 Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon
  • 20 Apr 1947 Frederik IX becomes King of Denmark.
  • 25 Apr 1947 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in Saint Louis, to become wrestling champion.
  • 26 Apr 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London
  • 27 Apr 1947 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium and throughout the US.
  • 28 Apr 1947 Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to demonstrate that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
  • 30 Apr 1947 Boulder Dam in Colorado, USA, renamed Hoover Dam in honor of Herbert Hoover.
  • 01 Apr 1947 The only mutiny in the history of the Royal New Zealand Navy begins.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1947?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Mam'selle
  2. - My Adobe Hacienda
  3. - Heartaches
  4. - Roses in the Rain
  5. - Linda


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?